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Written in a clear, lively, and personal style, this practical text for students in career-oriented law enforcement programs presents the basic concepts of criminal evidence applied in the criminal justice environment.
Practical pointers, relevant court decisions and a wealth of examples in the text help students understand the legal aspects of the principles relating to the admissibility of evidence at a criminal court hearing or trial.
"On the Job" features present notes from the field assisting students when they join the law enforcement team.
"FYI" provides interesting information about a variety of topics related to criminal evidence and law enforcement.
"Myth/Fact" boxes address common misconceptions about the rules of evidence.
"Critical Thinking Exercises" require students to analyze a situation and make a choice, develop a hypothesis, reach a conclusion, or propose a solution.
"Workplace Application Exercises" feature scenarios that help students evaluate evidence, and "Ethics Exercises" present workplace-related ethical dilemmas for students to solve. Together, these features fit into an integrated learning system that helps students learn and apply important course concepts.
Table of Contents
|Introduction to the Law of Evidence and Pre-Trial Process|
|The Trial Process|
|Evidence - Basic Concepts|
|Witnesses - Competency and Privileged Communications|
|Witnesses - Lay and Expert|
|Credibility and Impeachment|
|The Hearsay Rule|
|Admissions and Confessions|
|The Exclusionary Rule - Search and Seizure|
|Exclusionary Rule - Identification Procedures|
|Documentary Evidence and the Right of Discovery|
|Photographic, Recorded, and Computer-Generated Evidence|
|How to Testify Effectively|
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